Our Twin Boys

8 months

Posted on: February 6, 2012

Adi and Aru turned 8 months old yesterday! Cant believe it! I made delicious red velvet cupcakes for their birthday and for the Superbowl party we were going to. They turned out great! Ofcourse the boys didnt get to eat them 🙂

Weight

I don’t know for sure, its been almost 2 months since we visited a doctor. But I am guessing that they will be around 20 lbs. Adi will be more like 19, and Aru will probably be 20. They are getting heavy to carry for a long time, and we use the carrier most of the time, if they need to be carried.

Eating

Both of them eat solids twice a day, cereal with fruit for breakfast and vegetables/beans/lentils for dinner.We should probably introduce a lunch soon. They no longer need the food to be a mush, and can handle gumming down any lumps or bits. They drink formula 5 times a day, and we try to get them to drink at least 28-30 ounces of formula per day.

Adi loves eating any kind of solid food. He has 2 tiny lower teeth, and he munches on everything that comes his way. He eats his cereal, and his dinner with a lot of enthusiasm. His favorite food – Lentils ( all kinds cooked with some mild Indian spices, no salt). That said, of late he hasn’t been drinking enough formula. Yesterday for instance he probably only had 15 ounces, which is almost 10 ounces lower than normal.

Aru isn’t a big fan of solid food. He likes his cereal in the mornings, but he isn’t all that interested in dinner. He does however love his formula. He will almost always finish his bottle!

Sleeping

Their bedtime is at 7:30PM. They each have a 6-7 ounce bottle, and some cuddle time before they fall asleep. They are my favorite time of the day, when I can hold them close and play with them, rock and cuddle them to sleep. They wake up at around 5-5:30 for good for their morning bottle. Of course, there are times when they do get up multiple times in the night.

Adi is not a great sleeper. As you probably already read in a previous post, he wont sleep in his crib. But we are trying to get him used to it slowly. He sleeps in the same room as us, and in his crib for maybe half the time in the night 🙂

Aru sleeps in the baby room, in a bassinet. He is a sound sleeper for the most part, and will sleep right through till 5.

Milestones

Both of them can sit comfortably without support. They play together, and love each other’s company. Its a delight to watch them communicate with each other, and trying to grab each others toys.

Adi is still trying to figure out how to crawl. He sits on his butt and tries to jump around to get to something of interest. I wonder when he will finally figure it out. He has begun to say a lot, bah bah’s, ma ma’s and tha tha’s.

Aru is comfortable sitting, and shows no interest in going places. Wonder if he will ever crawl. He loves his jumperoo, and will grab your hands to try and stand, but that’s about it. He has a lot to say though, a lot more than the usual bah bah’s. In the last week he has started waving “Ta Ta”, sometimes even saying it!  He gets so excited when he does it, and he practices all the time!!

They are so much fun and I love them so much!!

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